One of the major problems happening in the Amazon Rainforest over the past 40 years has been deforestation. Through this simulation, students will gain understanding as to why finding solutions to the problem have been slow developing in the region. Students represent one of the groups that has a special interest in what happens in the Amazon and will sit down to the "Brazilian Rainforest Conference" to debate proposals on what to do with the land.
This 2-3 class period lesson plan is a fun and engaging way for students to explore a complex issue like deforestation of the Amazon! Product includes lesson plan and all student handouts.